News UpdatesNGT To Examine Whether Use Of Firecrackers Be Prohibited In Delhi-NCR From Nov 7-30 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Nov 2020 12:59 AMShare This – xThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to examine whether the use of firecrackers may be prohibited in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 7 till November 30, 2020, in the interest of public health and environment. The Bench of Chairperson AK Goel, Judicial Member SK Singh and Expert Members SS Garbyal and Nagin Nanda has issued notices on an application filed by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to examine whether the use of firecrackers may be prohibited in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 7 till November 30, 2020, in the interest of public health and environment. The Bench of Chairperson AK Goel, Judicial Member SK Singh and Expert Members SS Garbyal and Nagin Nanda has issued notices on an application filed by Indian Social Responsibility Network, seeking remedial action against pollution by use of fire crackers in NCR during the time air quality is unsatisfactory with potential of severity of Covid-19 pandemic. The application refers to the statement of the Union Health Minister and the Health Minister of Delhi that during festive season there will be rise of Covid cases due to air pollution. It was submitted, “Increased pollution may further affect the vulnerable groups and increase the fatality rate. Covid cases in Delhi may go up to 15,000 per day, as against the current cases of about 5,000 per day. Use of green crackers will not remedy the situation. The smoke will choke and may create gas chamber like situation. It will lead to poor visibility, hazy conditions and asphyxia.” In view thereof, the Tribunal has issued notices to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF); Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB); Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Police Commissioner, Delhi; and the Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. “Fire crackers emit poisonous gases like SO2, NOX, CO as well as the metal besides creating noise. In the given climatic conditions, this may result in respiratory/pulmonary diseases, diabetic, hypertension and other diseases. There are also expert views on clear nexus of air pollution with Covid-19.5 With increased air pollution, virus can cause more damage,” the Tribunal observed. It also referred to the Supreme Court’s orders in Arjun Gopal v. Union of India, whereby the Top Court had examined the issue of fire crackers in light of right to clean environment. The Tribunal noted that the Top Court had acknowledged the adverse effects of bursting of crackers on health, and had iterated, “since under the law, the health of the people has to take precedence over any commercial or other interests, graded regulation of fire crackers was necessary which would eventually result in prohibition.” There are also directions of the Supreme Court with regard to the noise level of the crackers vide judgment In Re: Noise Pollution- implementation of the Laws for Restricting Use of Loudspeakers and High Volume Producing Sound Systems, (2005) 5 SCC 733. The Tribunal will examine the issue on Thursday, November 5, with the assistance of Senior Advocate Raj Panjwani and Advocate Shibani Ghosh. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out his expectation for an “outcomes-based” approach to equivalence of UK and EU financial regulation after the UK leaves the trading bloc.In a speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in London, Andrew Bailey outlined the institution’s vision for the “future of financial conduct regulation”, including with regard to Brexit and a transition period. He said that during this period the regulator would work with ESMA, the EU financial markets regulator, and the other 27 member states on “legislation that is in development”.“Wherever we end up, our markets will remain closely linked and our close cooperation with our EU counterparts in order to meet our objectives will continue after exit,” said Bailey. The head of the finance watchdog highlighted differences between the UK’s legal practices and those that had evolved in many EU states, and indicated that the FCA would have handled certain rules differently had it worked on its own. Andrew Bailey, FCA chief executiveHowever, Bailey said there was agreement on the objectives to be achieved, which would not change with Brexit. The FCA would continue to aim “to improve onshored EU legislation on a ‘same outcome, lower burden’ basis, he said. The exact outcome of this would depend on where the process of equivalence led, he added. He argued that the approach to equivalence of financial regulation between the UK and EU should be outcomes-based, as it was for the EU’s relationship with other countries, rather than rules-based. This should not be controversial, he added, but sometimes it was argued that the UK should be held to a higher standard because of the size of its financial markets and proximity. The issue of equivalence and differences in approach to regulation and legal systems between the UK and the EU was “a big one” and “deserves extensive debate”, but there were some areas where there could be agreement, Bailey indicated.He said there was “a common commitment to outcomes-based approaches” and an expectation that both the UK and the EU would be able to find each other’s regulatory system equivalent on day one “by virtue of having the same legislation and well-established supervisory approaches”.He added that as either side’s rulebooks evolved, “we will both want to ensure predictability around issues such as assessment processes or withdrawal of equivalence in a similar way to, but I hope even deeper, the way that the EU has worked with the US and more recently Singapore.”He suggested that regulators would need to be held to account on taking a genuinely outcomes-based approach to equivalence rather than “talking the language of outcomes but practising the world of rules”.The FCA has never officially taken a view on the merits of the UK’s exit from the bloc.
The left-back has impressed since joining Saints last summer and was thrilled to complete a permanent move on Monday’s closing day of the winter transfer window. He told saintsfc.co.uk: “I wanted to sign and commit somewhere instead of carrying on doing loans. When I had the chance to sign here, it was the perfect match. Ryan Bertrand has described his move to Southampton as the “perfect match” after making his St Mary’s switch from Chelsea permanent. “I have really enjoyed my time here in the first half of the season and I’m delighted to make it permanent. “Whether I’m on loan or permanent, I will give 100 per cent, no problem, but moving here gives me added incentive as well. “Finally I can say this is my club and I’m proud to do that. The work starts here and I’m really looking forward to it.” Bertrand hopes to be successful individually and with Saints. “I want to keep progressing as a footballer,” he added. “Hopefully we can progress as a team and go on to achieve some really great things. It’s no fluke where we are in the league at the minute. “We’re playing to the best of our ability and striving to become better players. If we all maintain our hard work we can only go forward as a club.” Bertrand won the 2012 Champions League with Chelsea and earned England recognition, but found first-team opportunities limited. The 25-year-old added: “I have very fond memories of Chelsea. I have a lot of people to thank at the club having been there since the age of 15. The fans were fantastic with me there from day one. “We had a fantastic relationship so from that aspect it was hard, but to finally get to a team that I can say is mine and my own is a really big positive for me on a personal level. “There’s not one reason in particular why this was the club for me. The stability of the club and from what the owners are thinking right down to youth level is clear, honest and transparent. “It’s very important that the club shares the same ambition as the players. They are forward thinking, so are we as players, together that makes us a really strong unit. “Everyone is pulling in the right direction and I wanted to be part of that.” Press Association